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“God has chosen to make known...the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. He is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ. To this end I strenuously contend with all the energy Christ so powerfully works in me.” (Col. 1:27-29) This time of Pentecost these Bible verses draw our attention to the fact that God has come to live amongst us, which we can truly celebrate. The glorious riches of this mystery, as Paul puts it. God is not distant and unapproachable: God is a baby in a manger and a man on a cross. In Jesus, God is revealed as the Saviour of the world and as the one true King of the universe. In Jesus, God demonstrates His love for us. But the glorious riches do not end with us simply admiring Jesus, as important as that is. Paul’s words gain special significance at Pentecost: the glorious riches are “Christ in you, the hope of glory.”

Sharing God's Love in a practical way has always been our aim, whether that be overseas or in our local community. We support overseas mission projects via Commitment for Life and Nailsea Water Project. We also support Samaritan's Purse, Children's Hospice South West and local community projects by raising funds through special events and offerings.

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Induction Rev.d Janos Nagy

Rev.d Ruth Whitehead, URC Moderator of the Southwestern Synod, led worship on Sunday 11th September to Induct Janos as our minister in the Joint Pastorate with Horfield and Argyle Morley.

Dear Friends, I am Janos Nagy, a Hungarian and British national who moved to England with my family 12 years ago. In 2002 I had a transfer from the UCC, Calvin Synod, USA to the British URC. Prior to that, I served in the Hungarian Reformed Church as a local church minister, a part time teacher and an editor for a church publishing house.

What's it all about?

Church Membership is the way in which Christians who have made their home in the local church are encouraged to express their commitment to that congregation of God’s people.

Who are they?

Well Church Members are not Super-Christians, just ordinary people who meet regularly to try and make sure that the continued life and witness of the church is in line with how God wants it to be. You can still be effective within the life of the church without being a member, but only members have a vote at Church Meeting, and are therefore the people who, as a body, make decisions.